In October 2011, Cogne started a PhD in practice at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Since November 2012, her research is being developed at the CEAC Lille 3 as well.

Cogne's project is titled:


Displacement(s) as Method(s)




Displacement – Method – process – presence – suspension – format – recycling



"I see Choreography as a way to create movement and suspension, circulation and time, positioning and displacement in relation to Economy, Knowledge, Work and Individuals. How to work the existing references and formats to displace the information and invite to a rethinking of the self in a common situation?

In my artistic Research titled ”Displacement(s) as Method(s)”, I am questioning the notions of “displacement” on the physical, political and perceptive levels; and of “method” in between theory and practice, process and product.


The “how” occupies a central position in my work. I have tendency to use, propose models to illustrate my positioning and statement always in an “in between”.

My work addresses the notion of materiality and immateriality in relation to time.

Is called the notion of recycling - degradation but also reuse and redoing - of the pieces I realized in the past with an inscription in my current preoccupations. I am questioning the possibility and the “how” materiality and immateriality can, could affect the perception of time.

I am especially interested in the dramaturgic aspects of time in a creative process. In my research I manipulate the factor “space” in order to (re-)create “time”. In my artistic proposals, I play with materiality to tickle the perceptions and representations of immateriality. I am doing choreographies of object and develop a dramaturgy of animism in between spoken and body languages: choreographies of objects that activate choreographies of ideas and vice versa.

I focus on the process and the dramaturgy of existing or created situations. With soft provocation for movement in representations and structures, I am slowly, progressively shaking, shifting perceptions and perspectives.” IC




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